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Community Constituency Education Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Christianity Should Not Be Cancelled in Schools – Lockhart

Speaking in Westminster during a debate on Religious Education in schools, Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has called for efforts from certain lobby groups to cancel Christianity from Religious Education in schools to be resisted. During the debate, the DUP MP said: “In Northern Ireland we recently had an outrageous court judgment that declared that […]

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Community Constituency Council Crime Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh

South Armagh Police Review Must be Fully Implemented! – Murphy

Sinn Féin councillor Declan Murphy has welcomed the progress made in the South Armagh Police Review but insists there is more to be done. Councillor Murphy, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Policing and Community safety in council, said: “My colleagues and I received an update tonight from the PSNI about the progress of the South Armagh […]

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ABC Council Armagh Community Constituency Council Government Newry and Armagh

Playtime Declared at New Armagh Play Park!

There was certainly a cause for celebration in Armagh this week, as the newly refurbed Drumbreda Play Park was officially launched – following an investment of £75,000. Children from St Patrick’s Primary School in Armagh, along with community representatives, contractors, elected members and council officials all helped the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Nurses Should Have Fair Pay – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd has said nurses should have fair pay and safe conditions, and that the British Chancellor needs to step up and support our health workers. Speaking after RCN announced that they will strike, the MLA said: “The last thing our nurses should have to do is take to the streets in strike […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Stormont Warrenpoint Westminster

Hazzard Tells British Secretary of State to Give Clarity on £400 Energy Payment Date

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has challenged the British Secretary of State for clarity on when workers and families will receive the £400 energy support payment. Speaking after meeting Chris Heaton Harris in London today, Chris Hazzard said: “Today, we challenged the British Secretary of State over delays in getting the £400 energy support payment […]

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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government International Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Chairperson Hosts Welcome Event For Ukrainian Families

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage hosted a welcome event for Ukrainian families on Tuesday 8 November in the Council Offices, Monaghan Row. The event provided Ukrainian families from across the district with an opportunity to meet with our Chairperson and Council officers, to ask questions and discuss their experiences and […]

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Community Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh Stormont Westminster

New Homes Needed for Newry – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said that new homes need to be built to address the growing need across Newry and Armagh for social and affordable homes. Speaking after meeting Choice Housing with Mickey Brady MP, the Newry and Armagh MLA said: “Sinn Féin recently met with senior officials from Choice Housing to discuss […]

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Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Republican Prisoner Christmas Vigil Set For Newry

The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association [IRPWA] are set to have their annual vigil for Republican Prisoners and their families on Thursday 1st December at the Christmas Tree on Hill Street, Newry. The annual event is organised by the IRPWA each December to show solidarity and support to Republican Prisoners and their dependents at this […]

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ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

CCTV Provision in Towns Across ABC Will Be Upgraded

Cllr Margaret Tinsley and Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart who have been to the fore in calling for the upgrade for many years have welcomed the approval at Council this evening that will see the investment needed to replace old, dysfunctional equipment across Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon City Council area made available.  Commenting, they […]

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Community Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Man Arrested Following Downpatrick Burglary

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred in Downpatrick on Friday 25th November, have arrested a man. Detective Constable Johnston said: “Shortly before 2:20am, it was reported that two masked men entered at a house in the Malone Park area armed with a wrench. The men demanded money from a woman aged in her 30s, […]